Articles in the General News Category

CONRADH NA GAEILGE PRESIDENT’S AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO DR. PÁDRAIG Ó BAOIGHILL

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
CONRADH NA GAEILGE PRESIDENT’S AWARD TO  BE PRESENTED TO  DR. PÁDRAIG Ó BAOIGHILL

Oíche Dé Sathairn seo chugainn, beidh an Dr. Pádraig Ó Baoighill i lár an aonaigh ag dinnéar Ard Fhéis Chonradh na Gaeilge agus Gradam an Uachtaráin á bhronnadh air. Tá a shaol caite ag Pádraig ag cur chun cinn na Gaeilge, bíodh sé mar ghníomhaí teanga, mar scríbhneoir, mar iriseoir nó mar fhear teaghlaigh. Is as Rann na Feirste i gcontae Thír Chonaill do Phádraig ó dhúchas, áit ar fhreastail sé ar scoil náisiúnta Rann na Feirste. Ina dhiaidh sin, Is ar Choláiste Adhamhnáin i Leitir Ceanainn a thug sé aghaidh ...

BORN 2 PERFORM’S HIPHOPICAL ON IRELAND’S GOT TALENT THIS SATURDAY

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment

By Veronica Corr HipHopical are a dance troupe put together by Born 2 Perform (B2P) Stage School, who vary in age from five to eighteen years. This innovative crew comprises 41 members hailing from all over County Monaghan, as well as parts of Cavan and Louth. They are anything but predictable, drawing their inspiration from musicals, fairytales and movies. HipHopical is a fusion of different groups within B2P, who have come together to create something spectacular. Local audiences can judge for themselves this Saturday night, as ...

PYLON OPPONENTS SAY SUPREME COURT RULING ON INTERCONNECTOR CHANGES NOTHING

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
PYLON OPPONENTS SAY SUPREME COURT RULING  ON INTERCONNECTOR CHANGES NOTHING

Michael Fisher Opponents of EirGrid’s plans to put an overhead high voltage electricity line and 300 pylons across Monaghan, Cavan and Meath say a ruling on Tuesday by the Supreme Court confirming the authority of An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the project has changed nothing. The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign which took the case said not one single access route for pylon construction had been submitted to local authorities or to any landowner. The group pointed out that no agreement existed for access at landowner level. EirGrid however ...

BUSINESSES NEED TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF GOODS AND SERVICES SUPPLY POST-BREXIT – MINISTER HUMPHREYS

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
BUSINESSES  NEED TO ENSURE  CONTINUITY OF GOODS AND SERVICES  SUPPLY POST-BREXIT – MINISTER HUMPHREYS

Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD has urged businesses to contact their suppliers and service providers to get assurances about the continuity of the supply of their goods and services post-Brexit. Minister Humphreys said this week: “Whether a business is a construction company, local beauty salon, bakery or even an Irish base of a multinational medical device company, it is crucial that they check their supply chains for vulnerabilities to Brexit impacts. “If a business hasn’t already done so, there are a number of steps they ...

MEP PARTICIPATES IN … AN ALL-IRELAND DEBATE ON BREXIT

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MEP PARTICIPATES IN … AN ALL-IRELAND DEBATE ON BREXIT

LOCAL Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, was part of a Sinn Féin leadership delegation that participated in an All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit at Dublin Castle last Friday, which included S.F. party leaders Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill. After the event, Mr. Carthy said: “The clock is ticking. We’re just over a month away from the Brexit deadline, and British Prime Minister Theresa May has thrown out the agreement she herself negotiated, and is counting down the clock, demanding a renegotiation in order to appease the DUP ...

“ANY WORD FROM INNISKEEN?”

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15 Feb 2019 No Comment
“ANY WORD FROM INNISKEEN?”

– Bishop Larry begins episcopate with humour and humility Peter Hughes “Any word from Inniskeen?” It was a question those in the St Macartan’s Cathedral congregation on Sunday for the ordination of the new Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Clogher were not expecting. But when Bishop Larry Duffy asked it, it brought warm smiles to everyone’s faces. The avid GAA follower (who in his time proudly wore the livery of Magheracloone Mitchells GFC), having remarked that at least some of the many young people present would probably have preferred to ...

ANGER AS MAJOR ROAD PROJECT IMPACTED BY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SPENDING OVERRUN

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15 Feb 2019 No Comment
ANGER AS MAJOR ROAD PROJECT IMPACTED BY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SPENDING OVERRUN

The Government has decided to delay a €27 million contribution to the development of the main Monaghan to Derry roadway as part of cost-cutting measures necessitated by the spending overrun for the National Children’s Hospital project. In the Dáil on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD confirmed that the planned contribution to the A5/N2 dual carriageway project was being delayed. The Taoiseach said that the payment would probably not have gone ahead this year anyway because of the current non-functioning of the Stormont political institutions. But the announcement provoked an angry ...

COURT HEARS CLAIMS OF SECURITY FORCE COLLUSION IN DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS

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15 Feb 2019 No Comment
COURT HEARS CLAIMS OF SECURITY FORCE COLLUSION IN DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS

Police officers and soldiers allegedly assisted a Loyalist paramilitary gang in carrying out the Dublin and Monaghan bomb atrocities, the High Court in Belfast was told this week. The claims emerged during the hearing of an appeal of an order for disclosure of documents by the relatives and bereaved of the victims of the May 17 1974 bombings, in which 33 people, including a pregnant woman, lost their lives and 300 people were injured. They have issued writs against the Northern Ireland Chief Constable, the British Ministry of Defence and ...

CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR EIRGRID TO HALT WORK ON INTERCONNECTOR AFTER COURT DECISION IN BELFAST

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15 Feb 2019 No Comment
CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR EIRGRID TO HALT WORK ON INTERCONNECTOR AFTER COURT DECISION IN BELFAST

Michael Fisher Plans for the North South electricity interconnector which has proved controversial over the past twelve years could be further delayed following the outcome of a court case in Belfast regarding the northern section of the line in County Armagh. It represented a victory for up to 6,000 people who own land or live along the proposed route of the 100 pylons and 400kV high voltage line in the north, the route of which from a new substation at The Moy in Co. Tyrone would cross into Co. Monaghan ...

ST MACARTAN’S COLLEGE IS IRELAND’S FITTEST BOYS SCHOOL

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15 Feb 2019 No Comment
ST MACARTAN’S COLLEGE IS IRELAND’S FITTEST BOYS SCHOOL

Monaghan’s St Macartan’s College has been named Ireland’s Fittest Boys School in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge. The awards ceremony was held in Dublin on Monday last, February 11. Now in its eighth year, over 200,000 students have participated in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge making it the largest national multi-year surveillance study on the fitness of secondary school children in Ireland. “The Fitness Challenge focuses on preventive and proactive healthcare. It shows that small steps through a six-week fitness programme can make real, impactful changes ...